5Earning Credit Any grade below 70 = 0.0 credit Section of the Texas Education Code conditions credit for a class on a students attendance for a least 90% of the days a class is offered.One semester course = .5 creditTwo Semester course = 1.0 credit
7Semester Average Formula 1st SW2nd SW3rd SWTotal SW /3Grade x .85SW Calculation (%)869088264/388 x .8574.8Examx.15Final Exam (%)7811.7Exam (%)Semester Grade (%)86.5Semester Rounded Average87Lets do some simple math…
8Earning Credit con’t…The number of credits earned determines your grade level credits = Freshman credits= Sophomore credits = Junior credits= Senior 26 Credits are needed to GraduateInformation also found on pg. 8
10Graduation Requirements Recommended PlanDistinguished Plan4 credits English4 credits Math4 credits Science4 credits Social Studies2 credits LOTE1 credit PE/Athletics1 credit Fine Arts½ credit Speech½ credit Health (Katy ISD)5 credits Electives4 credits English4 credits Math – excludes MMA4 credits Science – excludes IPC4 credits Social Studies3 credits LOTE1 credit PE/Athletics1 credit Fine Arts½ credit Speech½ credit Health (Katy ISD)4 credits ElectivesPlus 4 advanced measures† Freshmen entering fall 2011 and beyond must achieve Level III on Algebra II and English III EOC exams to qualify for DAP.
11Distinguished PlanIn Addition to earning the required credits for graduation and three years of a foreign language, a student must earn four advanced measures:A score of 3 or higher on AP ExamsDual Credit with 3.0 (B) or higherAn 11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT scores which qualifies a student for recognition as a commended scholar or higher by College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.IPC can not be used as a Science credit under DAP, 4th year Math must have Alg. II as a prerequisite, and a student must meet Level III standards on the STAAR Test on the English III and Algebra II subjects.
19The worksheet is printed on NCR paper to duplicate your course desires The worksheet is printed on NCR paper to duplicate your course desires. ◦Please use ink to complete the form. If there is a mistake simply draw a line through the mistake and write the correction above or below. ◦Please print your last name, first name and student ID number legibly. ◦Please print the grade anticipated for the school year. ◦Please follow the instructions!
20◦Please fill out the worksheet completely ◦Please fill out the worksheet completely. To include the course number and name. ◦Remember this is not the order that your schedule will be printed. These are ONLY course desires! ◦Please provide alternative courses for more options.
210104English 40104English 4T. Forbes-Deese0264Topics of Math0264Topics of Math0362AP Psychology0351G. Lewis-SmithSociology0020Study Hall0020Study Hall0001Office Aide
22Math UpdateAll students must take Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and a fourth approved math credit.The fourth math credit:If selected, MMA credit must be earned prior to enrollment in Algebra 2.Students on the Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 track, the 4th math must be taken after the completion of Algebra 2.Students interested in liberal arts studies beyond high school should consider Topics of Math as opposed to Pre-Cal for their fourth year of Math.At this time, AP Computer Science is the only Katy ISD-approved CTE course that satisfies the 4th math credit.
23Science UpdateAll students must take Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and a fourth, lab-based science.Recommended Plan:The only sequencing specification for earning 4 science credits is for students who take IPC. This credit must be earned prior to enrollment in either Chemistry or Physics.Distinguished Achievement Plan:IPC does not satisfy a science credit for DAPThe 4th science must be taken after the completion of Physics.
24Dual Credit UpdateAll HCC dual credit information can be found in the course catalog on pg. 13Documentation that all requirements have been met must be submitted to HS counselor by May 15th!Eligibility requirements:Reading/Writing courses a combined PSAT score of 107,w/ a minimum score of 50 on Critical Reading.Economics requires a composite score of 107, w/ a minimum score of 50 on Critical Reading, and 50 on Math.College Algebra requires a composite score of 107, with a 55 minimum on Math.Students who do not meet the PSAT requirements MUST take the TSI at HCC
26MCTC Rules Miller acceptance is an application process. Miller applications DUE February 14, 2014!Please write all Miller course desires in the alternative course selection on the Course Selection Form.Students are not allowed to schedule for Miller courses.
27Couse SelectionJan. 21st – Course Selection Materials will be distributed.Jan. 24th – Course Selection Form DUE!Jan. 28 – Feb. 14 Student’s Course Data Entry
28Data Entry Transcripts will be provided Bring completed Course Selection WorksheetNO office aid or teacher aid requestStudy Hall and aid positions are restricted to seniors ONLYRemain flexible